Chloe Boice


My name is Chloe Boice and I am a freshman on the Notre Dame Women’s soccer team. June 24, 2016, I collapsed on the field from a weird feeling in my left knee. After getting an MRI a few days later, I found out I tore my ACL, MCL, and small tears in my meniscus. I had surgery a month later and was back playing with my team 9 months later. It was a tough experience physically and mentally, but I knew my goal was to get back on the field and do what I loved. I was able to play a few games in the next season when I had the same weird feeling in my right knee at practice. After another MRI, I found out I tore my ACL. That, of course, was not something easy to hear, but I was motivated to now get back on the field because I was heading to college soon and wanted to be able to play. I had surgery October 4, 2017 and about 9 months later, I was hoping to get cleared to play when I arrived for preseason. I got cleared 2 weeks after I got to campus, but I ended up redshirting because I still had a lot of catching up to do. I was able to play and was starting to feel like I was finally getting my “touch” back when my hips started bothering me in October. They started to feel worse and worse the more I was sprinting, but I was trying to push through it because I felt like I still had something to prove. By the end of November, I couldn’t finish practices because of the pain. I decided that this was something more serious that I originally thought it was, so when I went back home for winter break, I got x-rays and MRI’s. It wasn’t until I got back to campus when I found out that I have torn the labrums in both of my hips and will need two more surgeries. In the past 3 years, I feel like I have spent every day trying to recover from countless injuries and have more months to come,which seems disheartening. However, the amazing people that I have in my life and I have met along the way have supported me through my highs and lows, and I would not be here without them.

Bailey Cartwright